A magical fairy tale!
In the deep south of Morocco, an hour’s drive from Ouarzazate, lies one of the most exclusive hotels in Morocco. For me, one of the most special hotels in the world that I have had the pleasure of staying in. Hidden in a palm grove just outside the village of Skoura is Dar Ahlam, affiliated with ‘Maison des Rêves’ which very appropriately means ‘dream house’. This name does justice to its name; Here dreams come true.
Both the elegant suites in the Kasbah and the villas in the beautiful garden, are decorated with warm fabrics and beautiful Moroccan details. The beautiful garden, with palm trees, olive trees and fragrant herbs, entices you to do nothing for a while. The meals are an experience at Dar Ahlam. They are never served twice in the same place. The staff knows how to surprise you every time! You can enjoy breakfast in the herb garden and lunch in the olive grove. In the evening, dine on a hidden terrace in the garden or in a beautiful corner of the Kasbah, lit only by candles.
Those looking for even more peace and quiet can spend the night not far from Dar Ahlam, under thousands of brilliant stars, at the Dar Ahlam Nomad tented camp. You will be picked up by a 4 WD at Dar Ahlam and taken to this unique spot in the desert. Dar Ahlam Nomad offers luxurious private tents with their own staff. This is ultimate indulgence and complete with a delicious picnic in a palm oasis and a glass of Moroccan tea on a dune top. Here you will admire the sunset with a glass of chilled wine, dine by a wood fire and, on cold nights, get a nice warm pitcher in bed. In the morning, when the sun rises again, an extensive breakfast awaits you with a view of pristine sand dunes and the desert…
In short, Dar Ahlam is a magical fairy tale and perfect to combine with the city of Marrakech!